I was quite dismayed to hear about the UVA gang rape allegations, but I was not surprised. Not even a little bit. You may think me heartless but sexual assault, especially in colleges in the United States, happens every single day. It happens, and it happens a lot. The problem is that it is vastly underreported. […]Read More UVA Gang Rape: Disturbing, Not Surprising
This man explains how a religion that preaches “love” and “acceptance” has persuaded its followers that sexual orientation is an ailment that needs to be “healed.” Read more of this interesting article on The Good Man Project: http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/im-gay-man-married-a-straight-women-try/comment-page-1/#comment-1901233Read More Quick Hit: I’m a Gay Man Who Married a Straight Woman
Hark! Kim Kardashian’s moon is quite *ahem* full tonight… Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit feeds have probably been drowning with photos of Kim Kardashian’s sizable derriere and very naked body for the Paper magazine cover and spread in its campaign to “break the Internet.” Many reactions to the marketing ploy echo shouts of disdain and contempt, demanding […]Read More #BreakTheInternet: Kim K Full Mooning Her Way to the Top
We hold these truths to be self evident, That Black and Brown people in America, No matter our country of origin, Are under surveillance by the police state, Under attack by white supremacy, homophobia, and misogynoir, And suffer under the threat of annihilation everyday. Respectability hasn’t saved us. //// You can get killed holding a […]Read More If Respectability Won’t Save Us, What Will?
Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday. I take pride in my costumes and plan them out several months ahead of time (yes, I am indeed what you call a huge nerd.) But lately, within the last few years really, Halloween has lost its spirit (ha ha…geddit?) All puns aside, Halloween is somehow becoming a holiday […]Read More Nix the Blackface and Domestic Abuse
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, is a book I never thought I would be able to identify so closely with. Within the opening pages, Gay talks about her frequent rejection of feminism in her young age. She explains why “women still fall over themselves to disavow feminism, to distance themselves.” She notes that she did […]Read More Is it Good to be a “Bad” Feminist?
I don’t keep a swear jar in my household because I curse like a drunk sailor…I hope the families of these potty-mouthed princesses don’t either. Watch these not-so-little girls drop “F-bombs for Feminism” as they bring attention to the sad reality that society is more offended by swear words than the discrimination its daughters are face:Read More Quick Hit: FCKH8
Simple Pickup, an all-male group that advises men on topics such as how to pick up women when you’re high, documented their public use of a Sybian, or “vibrating saddle for female pleasure,” to raise awareness for a “serious issue, in a fun way…” Simple Pickup pledged to donate $5 to prevention of female circumcision […]Read More Riding a Sex Toy in Public for Charity?
In light the discussion about Jack White’s move to speak out against sexism in the music industry (http://www.siriusxm.com/pearljamradio), Slate magazine happily dubs White a feminist to elithe backlash about his supposed “woman problem.” Read more HERE: http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/05/30/jack_white_is_a_feminist.htmlRead More Quick Hit: How Can They Call Jack White Sexist?
As an aspiring musician, it is easy to admire the living daylights out of Jack White. The man is a genius. His recent proclamations about sexism in the music industry, however, have given my enraptured heart new reasons to sing his praises. During an interview with Pearl Jam’s, Mike McCready, White talks about the massive […]Read More Jack White Speaks Up: Music Industry Sexism